After being robbed at gunpoint last week, a University of Houston grad student is asking for police patrols to increase in the area.

Jerry Ford, Jr., a vocal leader of the local Black Lives Matter movement, was headed into his off-campus apartment when he was approached by a man who he thought was a fellow student.

Ford said the guy was just sort of hanging out in front of the building, then asked Ford if he had a key to get inside. Ford informed the man he lived there and was headed upstairs, but before he knew it, Ford had a gun in his face. The suspect took Ford’s wallet and cell phone, then ran off.

But the incident wasn’t a one-time occurrence either. Another student was robbed about two weeks prior and dozens of vehicles have been broken into over the last few months.

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